Chion

Papillon Chihuahua Hybrid Dogs, Papihuahua, Chi-a-Pap, Pap-Chi

Family: Canidae Chion or Papihuahua Picture"Maddox"Canis lupus familiarisPhoto © Animal-World: Courtesy Arlene Salas
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We have a 1-year old cutie that was sold to my mother as a papillon. When she asked us to take him, I began to suspect he had chiuwawa in his blood. Today our vet... (more)  Alyce W

  The adorable Chion is a small and delicate little dog. Like it's parentage this is a lively little dog that is quite loveable.

The Chion is a mixed dog breed, a cross between the Chihuahua and the Papillon. Chions may have any combination of traits from its parentage, but there are some things that you can be relatively sure about. Both the Chihuahua and the Papillon are charming dogs that are active yet affectionate. They are also quite intelligent. When selecting a Chion, look for eye, gum and joint problems.


  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Canidae
  • Genus: Canis
  • Species: lupus familiaris

Common Name(s) Chion, Papihuahua, Chi-a-Pap, Pap-Chi

Breed Type The Chion is a mixed breed. A cross between the Chihuahua and the Papillon, this is a lively and loveable hybrid.

Background The Chion is a somewhat rare hybrid, and there is little reliable information about its origins. Most Chions are the result of first generation crossbreeding.

Description Chions are small dogs, usually with long or medium length coats. They come in a variety of colors and have large, erect ears. Height and weight vary, but are less than 11 inches and 10 pound, respectively.

Care and Feeding Both Chihuahuas and Papillons thrive on a diet that includes poultry, so it's safe to assume that Chions will do well on such a diet as well. Gentle brushing is the most important step in maintaining a Chion's coat. Nails should be trimmed regularly, and baths given as needed.
Chions need regular checkups to stay healthy. Vaccinations are due as follows:

  • 6-8 weeks: Distemper, Leptospirosis, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, and Corona virus (DHLPPC)
  • 10-12 weeks: Second DHLPPC
  • 14-16 weeks: Third DHLPPC and rabies
  • Annually: DHLPPC and rabies booster

Chions are average shedders. Regular vacuuming of the carpet and furniture is essential.

Housing Your Dog Chions are indoor dogs. Some bark excessively, so they may not be the best choice if you live in an apartment.

Social Behaviors Chions are too small and delicate to be handled by young or rambunctious children. They may not like strangers, and they tend to be aggressive toward other dogs. But with proper socialization, they may get along with other pets.

Handling and Training Chions may be easy to train, or they may be rather headstrong. They are usually very smart, though, and can learn lots of things from a firm and patient trainer.

Activities Chions are active, and they need daily walks and play sessions to stay healthy. They enjoy playing off-leash outdoors when weather permits.

Breeding/Reproduction Chions are often bred back to Chihuahuas or Papillons. When selecting a mate for your Chion, check for gum and joint problems.

Common Health Problems Chions may have a fontanel, or soft spot in the skull. Care must be taken to protect this sensitive area from injury. This breed may also be prone to colds.

Availability Chions can be difficult to find in many areas. Prices vary.

References "Chion", Dog Breed Info Center, Copyright 1998-2008
"Chihuahua", Dog Breed Info Center, Copyright 1998-2008
"Papillon", Dog Breed Info Center, Copyright 1998-2008
Cusick, William D., "What to Feed a Chihuahua", Referenced online, 2008
Cusick, William D., "What to Feed a Papillon", Referenced online, 2008

Lastest Animal Stories on Chion


Alyce W - 2015-08-01
We have a 1-year old cutie that was sold to my mother as a papillon. When she asked us to take him, I began to suspect he had chiuwawa in his blood. Today our vet agreed with me. After looking at photos of chinos, I'm now 100% sure there is more to little Bentley than just an adorable, loving little dog. While we have three other tiny Maltese miix babies, Bentley is the best cuddler and kisser. His fur is super thick and soft, and his little tongue is just as soft. He loves to play with his sister and brothers, but always checks in with us to from time to time to make sure we're okay. His only behavioral problem is aggressiveness towards dogs he doesn't know, and even some people. He's only 6 little pounds, so he's controllable, but daily walks would be better for all if we could train him out of this.

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evelyn gorham - 2015-07-30
7 months ago i adopted a 10 1/2 year old chion. she was abandoned. people can be so cruel the shelter named her Apple. it may sound strange but she is the apple of my eye. she 100% housetrained. will only use a pee-pad during the night and that is quite rare. she is sweet and loving but feeding her is a whole 'nother matter. some days she will eat chicken and then refuse it. same with all other meats. doesn't like other dogs however. when she sees one, she strains on the harness, barks like mad, wags her tail yet her fur is up. not sure of the message she is sending. excellent watch dog.

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angie morales - 2015-07-22
I have a chion for sale black n white with blue eyes for $250. 00 d. O. B 1/15/15. . . Great dog but im moving and cant take him. . His name is 'sky'because of his blue eyes. . . If interested call me at 440,213,1011

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Tina Goble - 2015-05-26
I'm from Brownwoods  Texas and I have chithis will be the last litter and first.my town is very small and Papillon are very very rare and hardly heard of so that's why I would rather sell them to people online who know more information about chion

the mother is 

  • Robert - 2015-06-10
    I had one a long time named Paco . he was 8 and still puppy like . two Sundays ago two pits attacked him to where I had to have him put to sleep . it has destroyed my family . down the road I would love to get another . email me please .
  • Ming Kwong - 2015-06-23
    Do you have anymore available?
  • Tina Goble - 2015-06-26
    Yes I'm selling for 200 . They are cute so 3254301832
  • Stacey Besinger - 2015-07-11
    Do you have pictures? It's too late at night for me to call you. I may give you a shout tomorrow.
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Tina Goble - 2015-05-26
I'm from Brownwoods  Texas and I have chithis will be the last litter and first.my town is very small and Papillon are very very rare and hardly heard of so that's why I would rather sell them to people online who know more information about chion

the mother is 

  • Robert - 2015-06-10
    I had one a long time named Paco . he was 8 and still puppy like . two Sundays ago two pits attacked him to where I had to have him put to sleep . it has destroyed my family . down the road I would love to get another . email me please .
  • Ming Kwong - 2015-06-23
    Do you have anymore available?
  • Tina Goble - 2015-06-26
    Yes I'm selling for 200 . They are cute so 3254301832
  • Stacey Besinger - 2015-07-11
    Do you have pictures? It's too late at night for me to call you. I may give you a shout tomorrow.
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carmen - 2012-11-11
Could someone, anyone, pleeease tell me where i can get a chion?! The breed would be perfect for me. I am located in philadelphia. Willing to travel to new york, new jersey, delaware and upstate pennsylvania. Looking to purchase or adopt a puppy preferably female. Thank you!

  • Charlie Roche - 2012-11-12
    When you are starting from scratch - quickest way is to Goggle        Chion Breeders.   You will come up with many - all over the US but possibly one close to you. 
  • Gail - 2014-09-19
    Check out the rescue leagues. I got my Wally at one in Florida, Grateful Paws,. He is 16 months old and a bundle of fun! He does bark a lot though! Good luck...
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